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Title : Paralegal

Location : Missouri - Clayton
Refer to Job # UTCR809172

Paralegal The candidate provides outstanding legal service to clients by researching, analyzing and drafting case and issue specific litigation information. Manages resources in anticipation of discovery, trial and other litigation projects as requested. Summarizes, reviews, and analyzes documents, testimony, general literature, medical, scientific and legislative information, and medical records with focus on specific areas of expertise for litigation or discovery assignments. Participates in compiling, reviewing, summarizing, and coding pertinent medical, scientific and litigation issues into relevant chronologies or other litigation and discovery projects, including case, deposition and testimony outlines. Prepares correspondence, memoranda and outlines regarding analytical review of documents, production, deposition, discovery projects or relevance to specific issues. Drafts answers, discovery requests, responses to discovery, basic motions and similar pleadings, under the direction of an attorney. Travels to clients' offices, vendors, trial locations and other locations with minimal notice; assists in the trials of cases. Selects documents to be used in depositions, for trial exhibits or for production. Keeps abreast of significant developments in areas of assigned responsibility and areas of expertise, in order to undertake assignments as appropriate. Understands the full scope of litigation and recognizes relevant information to a case when reviewing documents and/or testimony within assigned area of expertise. Updates clients and litigation teams regarding case status, litigation and discovery issues and assignments. Interviews witnesses and/or company employees. Provides key support in the training, work assignment, and quality control monitoring of temporary and other employees involved in electronic and hard copy document collection and review projects. Compiles witness notebooks, timelines, exhibits or other data needed for litigation. Reviews client company documents for relevance to specific issues and areas of litigation expertise. Obtains public information applicable to the litigation, as well as third party records on parties to litigation. Utilizes and has an understanding of document and case management software, databases and internet sites as needed. Keeps track of time in specified intervals and turns in time records as instructed. Uses excellent verbal, written and communication skills, and is courteous and professional at all times. Should have Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university and/or paralegal certificate/degree and one to two years relevant experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience; OR 1 year at Shook as a Staff Paralegal.

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